Ora Lee Cox (Tim’s mother) died this morning about 9 AM at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. The aide said she was helping Ora Lee with her breakfast and asked if she wanted a bite of apple sauce. Ora Lee said, “not right now,” then lay back and was simply gone.
She had taken the news about T.C.’s death pretty hard but seemed to be okay, until she fell and broke her hip on Sunday morning. She had a heart attack when she fell and the damage was pretty bad. Surgery to repair her hip was not an option, even if she had been willing – which she wasn’t. Over this week she had grown weaker and weaker, and her tired heart just finally stopped this morning.
But today she is surrounded by her beloved mother Annie, husband Theron, son Tim, grandson T.C., and all the other loved friends and family members who preceded her – and we’re so grateful for that.
Visitation will be at Williamsburg Funeral Home, 332 E. Main Street in Kingstree, on Tuesday afternoon June 17th from 5 – 7 PM. Funeral service will be at the Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree, on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM with burial at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cades.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Thank you for your prayers for the entire Cox family. This has been a very hard week, as you can imagine.